Early Voting For November's Election Has Begun

By Scott Sarvay
By Megan Trent

October 18, 2010 Updated Oct 18, 2010 at 7:27 PM EDT

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Election Day may still be a few weeks away but it's not too early for you to vote.

Almost 6,000 Allen County voters meeting specific criteria, like being at least 65-years-old, have mailed in absentee ballots.

But to do that, you must request an application from the Allen County Election Board by next Monday.

A complete list of criteria can be found on the Election Board's website. You can access that by clicking on "Early Voting" under the NewsLinks tab. The link is also attached to this story.

An additional 1,000 voters have already went to the Allen County Election Board Office to cast their ballots before the November first early voting deadline.

That office is located in room 136 of the City County Building in downtown Fort Wayne.

Andy Downs with the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics says, “As long as you're a registered voter, you can walk into the Allen County Election Board right now in the City County Building and cast that ballot. So Election Day is actually 29 days long now. It's not just the one day."

This year's ballot also includes a proposed state constitutional amendment on property tax caps. So, experts say it would be a good idea to look at the ballot before going to vote.

Allen County Election Board Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8-4:30pm
Saturday, Oct. 23 and 30: 8-3pm

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